What is this?
The Local Business Online Toolkit is a set of essential tools that every business needs to build a strong online presence, acquire new customers, and drive more sales. Sold exclusively through our channel partners, the Local Business Online Toolkit can help your clients easily create an online store, manage online reviews, and publish content on social media, among other tasks.
Why should I use toolkits?
Establishing a strong digital presence is key for the success of any local business. They need to be found by more customers, engage with their clients, and promote their products online to beat the competition.
Covid-19 makes it extra challenging, especially for small businesses that are not online and e-commerce enabled yet. These business owners need the help of a trusted local expert to survive, and that person is you.
With Vendasta’s help, you can offer the Local Business Online Toolkit to help them get through those hard times. Our channel partners have access to Express products included in their monthly subscription at no additional cost. You can use the toolkits to provide value and strengthen your relationship with prospects and clients.
Build a fast, secure, and beautiful WordPress website. The Express version comes with e-commerce templates and integration with WooCommerce. Learn more.
A social media marketing tool that makes it easier to create posts, grow your audience, and measure your efforts. The Express version allows you to post to Facebook and Google My Business. Learn more.
Take control of your online reputation, easily respond to reviews, and gain access to customer insights. The Express edition allows you to manage Google and Facebook reviews. Learn more.
Use email templates to request more reviews for your business and build your online version. The Express version has a limit of 15 emails per month. Learn more.
Get found in local search and own your listing information with Listing Builder. With a few clicks, you can instantly update your business information across multiple sources. Learn more.
Bring your digital advertising campaigns from multiple platforms under one roof for easy comparison. Learn more.
Send beautiful automated email campaigns to your customers. Constant Contact comes with professional templates that look great on any device. Learn more.
How many toolkits do I have?
You can see how many toolkits you have in Partner Center.
The number of toolkits you get depends on your subscription tier and if your plan is monthly or yearly. You can always refer to our pricing page for more information or reach out to your Vendasta representative if you’re interested in upgrading your subscription to have more toolkits.
How does it fit in my business strategy?
You can use the Local Business Online Toolkit as part of a product-led growth strategy to acquire more customers. By allowing your prospects to try express versions of products before they buy, you can drive adoption, provide value, and maximize your chances of closing a deal.
Combine the Local Business Online Toolkit with other paid products or offer do-it-for-me services to clients who prefer to take a backseat while you use the tools. You can also set up an upgrade path for when they’re ready to buy.
The more solutions you provide to your customers, the less they churn. The Local Business Online Toolkit makes you stickier because it covers all the essential aspects of a solid online presence: listings, reputation, website, social media, advertising, and email marketing.
How do I activate the toolkit?
You can activate the Local Business Online Toolkit the same way you activate packages and products for your clients.
In Partner Center, go to the Accounts page to see your prospects and customers. If you need help to find the one you’re looking for, you can use the search bar, the filters, or organize your accounts with lists.
Select an account and, on the next page, click on “Activate Products”.
Then, click on “Packages”, search for “Local Business Online Toolkit” and select it.
Before you proceed to the next step, check the wholesale price to see if you still have free toolkits or if you’ll be charged for the activation. You can also track your toolkit usage on the My Plan page.
Lastly, click on “Proceed” to review your order and confirm the activation.
How much does it cost?
The Local Business Online Toolkit is included in your monthly subscription, so you get charged only if you exceed your limit. If you're interested in increasing your limit, please contact your sales reresentative.